Hand washing

When hand washing is advised, we recommend the following method:

  • Use cool water (85ºF /27ºC max.) and a mild soap or a mild hair shampoo.
  • Do not use the hand wash cycle in a washing machine.
  • Never use chlorine bleach. Woolite is not recommended.
  • Remove any excess water carefully, avoiding any wringing or twisting.
  • Dry the product in a flat position in the shade.
  • By hand, carefully remove any wrinkles and straighten seams and facings. Never use a brush.

Dry Cleaning

When dry cleaning is advised, we recommend the following:

  • Seek out a reputable cleaner that is a member of the International Fabricare Institute.
  • Bring with you any labels or hangtags that contain fiber information or care instructions.
  • Outfits with several pieces should be cleaned at the same time to avoid any color discrepancies resulting from cleaning.
  • Inform the cleaner of any spots or stains; they will want to treat some stains before the dry cleaning process.
  • Your cleaner may also provide mothproofing. Request this service, if needed.

Storage

  • Before storing, make sure that the item is fully dry.
  • There are various techniques to avoid damage resulting from the presence of moths. It will be better if you store the product in a sealed cedar chest, a freezer (in a zip lock bag) or any moth-protected environment.
  • Sachets using dried lavender are also useful.
  • We do not recommend the use of mothballs